Automation

Improving Efficiency, Safety, and Quality with Advanced Manufacturing Automation Solutions

In our competitive, global economy, improving efficiency is essential and manufacturing automation is key. Our automation engineers and machine build team can provide industrial automated solutions for single function applications, as well as completely automated material handling and production lines. From fixtures and pickers, to advanced robotics, hydraulics, and systems integration, we’re your partner in innovative manufacturing automation.

  • Manufacturing and process engineering
  • Machine and fixture fabrication
  • Robotic and picker solutions
  • Material handling integration
  • Advanced hydraulic controls
  • Touch-screen machine interfaces
  • Custom software and electronic controls
  • Production roll forming equipment
  • Precision metal embossing dies and presses
  • Die change and shuttle table systems

Custom Machinery

At Reed City Group, one of our two engineering teams is focused on design/build solutions for a wide range of industries with custom machinery installed in over 22 countries.

  • Fast-stroke hydraulic presses
  • Automated die-change systems
  • Sheet metal embossing presses
  • Roll forming equipment
  • Rotary tables
  • Inspection equipment
  • Assembly/inspection fixtures
  • Other industry-specific machinery

 

Automatic Die Change ROI Calculator

Does your current manufacturing product line require a manual die change process?

Automating your die change process can be customized to your operation and product type, and save your company millions of dollars over time.

Click on the ROI calculator to calculate how much you could save by switching to an automatic die change system!

Die Seperator ROI Calculator

Our custom die separators can be adapted right into your manufacturing line to drastically reduce downtime, and prevent unnecessary scrap and waste.

By cutting down on lost labor and time spent on rethreading, the investment in a die separator will have immediate impact on your operations, saving you on cost and time, while also driving up effeciency. 

 

Use the calculator form here to see how much you could save by incorporating a die separator into your manufacturing process.

Product Shots

GARAGE DOOR STEEL EMBOSSING

Fast, Safe, Customized Hydraulic Steel Embossing Presses for Ranch, Carriage and Many Other Garage Door Styles

Our precision, fully-automated and customizable hydraulic presses are built to make our customers’ operations as efficient as possible, and they’re built to last. Boasting cycle times as short as 1 second (in our 350 ton presses), Reed City Group presses are known globally as the gold standard of the garage door and steel shingle panel manufacturing industries. Unique, fully-automated rapid die change systems ensure our customers maximize design flexibility while minimizing downtime.

Whether customers prefer carriage, ranch, or any other embossed panel style, our state of the art presses make the manufacturing process fast, simple and safe.

In addition to fully automated custom systems, our team trains your employees in the most efficient ways to utilize them. Most training sessions last two days, giving a thorough overview of how to use our systems most efficiently. Once setup is complete, our die change units can even be run automatically from a remote office.

STEEL ROOF SHINGLE PRESSES

Repeatable Processes Quality Workmanship

The workhorses of the industry

As demand for more product and more design flexibility rises in the steel roof shingle panel industry, our high speed, precision hydraulic presses are custom designed to keep manufacturers competitive. Our automated steel embossing presses offer superb workmanship and cycle rates as low as one second. Completely automated die change systems accommodate as many as eight dies at once, minimizing downtime to as little as two minutes.

Our veteran team of engineers, machinists and journeymen ensure fully-tested turnkey systems, on-time delivery, and attentive customer service long after the sale has been made.

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Rapid Change Die Splitters

More product flexibility, dramatically less downtime

Our automated press and die change systems are safer than manually operated presses, as the push-button Human Machine Interface (HMI) system lies outside operator zone. Automation also allows for faster die changes and less downtime, being able to interchange as many dies as needed, at roughly 2 minutes per change.

We design, manufacture, assemble and test all our equipment here in our facility, so there are no issues in the field. At Reed City Group, our qualified team provides expert repair service and support for equipment and presses, long after the warranty has expired.

Watch our Engineering Manager explain how our unique die change unit automates the die changing process quickly and efficiently. 

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Whats New?

MEet our newest Mold maker!

 

June 25, 2021

 

Meet Matt, a 2nd gen mold maker..

Congrats on retirement, Chris Raymond!

May 25, 2021

 

Over two decades at Reed City Group...

meet our 2020 April MVPS!

 

May 24, 2021

 

Congrats to our maintenance department!